Bindi

Block 5 Pinot Noir

9.56 ratings
9.55 pro ratings
Macedon Ranges, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009.

See notes from 26 weeks ago where I gave this wine 95 points, up a point now to 96 points+. A superb Pinot Noir where previous notes apply and then some. Slightly more earthy “gout de terroir”. Compost heap and Sous Bois. One of Australia’s best Pinots and definitely of Premier Cru/Grand Cru quality at a fraction of the price. Sadly my last 2009.

Oct 18th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Dusty plums and cherries together with decayed plant matter and mushroom. On the palate luscious and savoury at the same time. Certainly in the conversation when discussing Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. Excellent quality for the difficult year for bushfires in the Yarra Valley. Bindi is not in the Yarra but it is in reasonable proximity to the north of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges. After a while the nose had a Rhubarb and Pastille note. 97 points from Huon Hooke.

Dusty plums and cherries together with decayed plant matter and mushroom. On the palate luscious and savoury at the same time. Certainly in the conversation when discussing Australia’s top Pinot Noirs. Excellent quality for the difficult year for bushfires in the Yarra Valley. Bindi is not in the Yarra but it is in reasonable proximity to the north of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges. After a while the nose had a Rhubarb and Pastille note. 97 points from Huon Hooke.

May 9th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Aromas of savoury Cherry and stemmy notes. Supple and intense - a top quality new World Pinot for sure. Mellow and reaching full maturity - Tannins resolved. Beautiful texture and easily Premier Cru standard. After a couple of hours the silky tannins are prominent. Has a future but pretty irresistible right now. One of Australia’s best Pinot Noirs IMO - definitely in the Top 5.

Aromas of savoury Cherry and stemmy notes. Supple and intense - a top quality new World Pinot for sure. Mellow and reaching full maturity - Tannins resolved. Beautiful texture and easily Premier Cru standard. After a couple of hours the silky tannins are prominent. Has a future but pretty irresistible right now. One of Australia’s best Pinot Noirs IMO - definitely in the Top 5.

Apr 10th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Lovely perfume of old fashioned dark roses and violets like a Vase of flowers from your Grandmother’s House. On palate raspberries and touch of rhubarb - red fruits in general - bright and fresh even at this age with a % of whole bunch Stalkiness with that Quartz Block minerality. Tannins are supple, smooth and persistent with moderate acids. Next in 1 to 2 years.

Lovely perfume of old fashioned dark roses and violets like a Vase of flowers from your Grandmother’s House. On palate raspberries and touch of rhubarb - red fruits in general - bright and fresh even at this age with a % of whole bunch Stalkiness with that Quartz Block minerality. Tannins are supple, smooth and persistent with moderate acids. Next in 1 to 2 years.

Dec 24th, 2018
Bob McDonald

One of the top 5 Pinots in Australia I think. The power of the nose and palate belies its pale Burgundian colour. Plummy and spicy with incredible length. A marvellous wine. 18.

One of the top 5 Pinots in Australia I think. The power of the nose and palate belies its pale Burgundian colour. Plummy and spicy with incredible length. A marvellous wine. 18.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.4

Louis had this 7 years ago

Louis had this 7 years ago

Apr 19th, 2014